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  • Willow Man Rolls into AST During Stop, Charged with DUI/MIW IV Jan 22, 2019
      A routine traffic stop near the intersection of the Parks Highway and Hawk Lane in Houston on Monday resulted in a DUI and weapons charge for a Willow man, troopers revealed. An Alaska State Trooper on patrol pulled over a vehicle on the Parks Highway at 2:51 am on Monday morning and immediately after […]
  • Governor Dunleavy Recognizes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Proclamation Jan 22, 2019
      January 21, 2019 (Juneau, Alaska) – Alaska Governor Michael J. Dunleavy today proclaimed January 21, 2019 as “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day” and issued the following remarks: “Dr. King’s words and actions are not simply relics of an era past, but a call to vigilance, as pertinent today as they were during his […]
  • Senator Murkowski Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jan 22, 2019
      Remembering the Life and Legacy of a Remarkable Civil Rights Leader   WASHINGTON D.C. — Today U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) offered the following reflections on Martin Luther King Jr. Day: “Today we pay tribute to the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on what would be his 89th birthday. As […]
  • Winter Conditions Increase Moose-Vehicle Collision Risks Jan 21, 2019
    (Statewide) — Motorists are urged to use extra caution this time of year when traveling roadways in Southcentral, Interior, and other regions where moose are common. Long nights and short, often dimly lit winter days make the animals especially difficult to spot, increasing the danger of moose-vehicle collisions. “The majority of our road kills occur […]
  • Who Was Martin Luther King Jr? Jan 21, 2019
    Martin Luther King Jr., a man who embodied the U.S. civil rights movement, was assassinated more than 50 years ago on April 4, 1968. Here are some key facts about his life. Early life Martin Luther King Jr. was born Jan. 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the son of Martin Luther King Sr., […]
  • One Dies in Palmer Vehicle/Pedestrian Collision Jan 20, 2019
      Few details have emerged concerning a late fatal Friday night collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian in Palmer. AST and Palmer police responded to the fatal accident at the intersection of the Palmer-Wasilla Highway and Creekwood Park Circle at 10:58 pm to discover an adult male pedestrian dressed in dark clothing dead at the […]
  • Three Injuries, One Fatality in Saturday Palmer Three Vehicle Collision Jan 20, 2019
      According to AST, a head-on collision involving three vehicles at the intersection of Palmer-Wasilla Highway and Cottonwood Creek Circle in Palmer injured three and resulted in the death of one on Saturday evening. Details of the crash are still being investigated. All three drivers and one passenger were transported to the Mat-Su Regional Hospital for […]
  • Nikiski Man Jailed after Trespassing and Fighting with Neighbors Jan 20, 2019
      Alaska State Troopers received a report of a disturbance between neighbors at an Alexander Road address in Nikiski early Saturday morning and responded to investigate, according to the trooper dispatch. Upon arrival at half-past six, AST opened an investigation to find that 38-year-old David O’Brien of Nikiski had trespassed onto a neighbors property and refused […]
  • PFAS Discovered in Groundwater Near Dillingham Airport Firefighting Foam Discharge Areas Jan 20, 2019
      DOT&PF immediately offering alternate water source; expanding testing. (DILLINGHAM, AK) – The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) was recently alerted to concentrations of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in one well located at the Holy Rosary Church near the Dillingham Airport. Nine wells were sampled on or near airport property. The […]
  • Alaska’s Year without a Summer Jan 20, 2019
    Two-hundred and thirty-six years ago, when Gen. George Washington marched back into New York City as British troops were walking out, a volcano erupted in Iceland. For eight months of 1783, Laki volcano spewed lava and belched noxious fumes into the atmosphere. One-quarter of the residents of Iceland died, and the sulfur-rich gases that spread […]

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Pelosi Delays Afghan Trip After Trump Leaks Travel Plans

Pelosi Delays Afghan Trip After Trump Leaks Travel Plans

  CAPITOL HILL — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cancelled plans Friday to fly commercially to Afghanistan after her office said President Donald Trump announced the sensitive travel plans, significantly increasing the security threat on the ground according to a State Department assessment. A spokesperson for Pelosi’s office said…

Trump Cancels Pelosi-led Trip to Afghanistan, Brussels

Trump Cancels Pelosi-led Trip to Afghanistan, Brussels

  CAPITOL HILL / WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump forced House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to cancel a planned trip to Afghanistan and Brussels on Thursday, the latest maneuver in a bitter political battle over the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. In a letter to the speaker of…

Report: Trump Told Attorney Cohen to Lie to Congress

Report: Trump Told Attorney Cohen to Lie to Congress

  U.S. President Donald Trump is reported to have directed his attorney to lie to Congress about efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. The late Thursday account on BuzzFeed News said two anonymous federal law enforcement officials were the sources for the report about the president…

Lawmakers File Bipartisan, Bicameral Amicus Brief in Support of the Indian Child Welfare Act

Lawmakers File Bipartisan, Bicameral Amicus Brief in Support of the Indian Child Welfare Act

  Amicus makes the case for the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act and Congress’s authority–and trust…

NCAI Denounces President Trump’s Invoking of Wounded Knee Massacre and Battle of Little Bighorn in Political Attack

NCAI Denounces President Trump’s Invoking of Wounded Knee Massacre and Battle of Little Bighorn in Political Attack

  WASHINGTON, D.C. | January 14, 2019 — Today, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the oldest,…

Top Trump Senate Ally Urges President to Reopen Shutdown Government

Top Trump Senate Ally Urges President to Reopen Shutdown Government

  U.S. President Donald Trump is standing by his demand for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, as…

Legislation Pre-Filed to Improve Alaska’s Worker’s Compensation System

Legislation Pre-Filed to Improve Alaska’s Worker’s Compensation System

  Juneau – Friday, Representative Andy Josephson pre-filed legislation to make vital improvements to Alaska’s Workers Compensation system.…

Trump Signals He Could Soon Declare National Emergency to Build Border Wall

Trump Signals He Could Soon Declare National Emergency to Build Border Wall

  U.S. President Donald Trump signaled Thursday he could soon declare a national emergency and tap military construction…

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